General Investing >> Money Manager Interviews >> August 2, 2012

Finding Structural Growth with Massive Advantages in Emerging Markets

Leverenz, Justin M.
Justin M. Leverenz, CFA, is a Senior Vice President and Portfolio Manager responsible for the Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund as well as related strategies for institutional and subadvisory clients. Mr. Leverenz joined OppenheimerFunds in July 2004 as a Vice President and Senior Analyst, supporting the Portfolio Manager of $15.8 billion in assets in Oppenheimer Global Fund and related products. He has managed the Developing Markets Fund since May 2007. Before joining OppenheimerFunds, Mr. Leverenz was Director of Pan-Asian Technology Research in Asia for Goldman Sachs. He also served as Head of Equity Research in Taiwan for Barclays de Zoete Wedd, now Credit Suisse, and as a Portfolio Manager for Martin Currie Investment Managers in Scotland. In total, Mr. Leverenz has more than 19 years of investment management and equity research experience, primarily focused on emerging markets. He holds an M.A. in international economics and a B.A. in Chinese studies and political economy from the University of California, San Diego. Profile
TWST: Please give readers a brief history of the Oppenheimer Developing Markets Fund and a snapshot of the current portfolio and investment strategy.

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